Data encryption

Current version: 8.2

In an e-commerce site, you process sensitive information, such as customer credit card numbers and user profile information. Commerce Server recommends using these methods to encrypt data to protect this information:

  • Use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to encrypt non-profile data. SSL is a scheme for protocols such as HTTP and others to transmit data in a secure manner.

  • Use of profile encryption keys to encrypt profile data. For more information, go to How to configure encryption keys for Profiles System data.

  • Use of Transparent Data Encryption from SQL Server to encrypt the content of the log and data files of the databases. If this feature enabled, if anyone gets a copy of your databases, they will be unable to read it. For more information on Transparent Data Encryption, go to:

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